BFI Flipside presents
THE BED SITTING ROOM (DVD Blu-ray)
A film by Richard Lester
THE FLIPSIDE: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions.
In a vividly realised post-apocalyptic London, Mrs Ethel Shroake is crowned Queen and Lord Fortnum awaits his imminent transformation into a bedsitting room. Meanwhile, seventeen-months pregnant Penelope and her parents leave the safety of their underground carriage to find her a husband and finally reclaim their baggage.
Richard Lester's sharply satirical end-of-the-world comedy is based on a beautifully bittersweet, Goonish script by John Antrobus and Spike Milligan.
Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition
Three Bernard Braden Now and Then interviews from 1967: Richard Lester (18 mins); Spike Milligan (41 mins); Peter Cook (31 mins)
Fully Illustrated booklet with film notes, contemporary review, original promotional materials and biographies
UK | 1969 | colour | English language, with optional English hard-of-hearing subtitles | 91 minutes | Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | PCM mono audio (320kbps)